Dementia friendly churches

Services and resources aimed at helping churches become more accessible
and inclusive both for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia is a disease which impairs people’s ability to remember, think and make choices. It currently affects 800,000 people in the UK, and that number is expected to double in the next 30 years.

Livability offers audits, training and mentorship services to Christians, Churches and other Christian organisations that will help them to provide dementia friendly practice.

How can we help your church?

Dementia Friendly Audit

An audit is a great first step to understand any issues your church or organisation currently has and what the next steps should be.

Email us or
call 020 7452 2219

Ongoing Mentoring

We can provide ongoing advice and mentoring for your church or organisation about helping with dementia.

Email us or
call 020 7452 2219

Training Workshops

We run a number of practical workshops that examine what it means to be a dementia friendly Christian and Church

Email us or
call 020 7452 2219

Some other resources which can help your church become more dementia friendly:

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    Getting started

    Where to start if you’d like to make your church more dementia friendly.

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    Charter for churches

    Take a look at the Churches Inc for Dementia charter to see what simple steps your church could take.

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    Workshop presentation

    Livability employee, Trevor Adams recently spoke at Greenbelt on this subject. Have a listen-in

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    Dementia friendly buildings

    10 things you can do to make your building more inclusive and accessible.

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    Dementia friendly communities

    Building partnerships within the local community to improve the quality of life for those with dementia.

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    Dementia friendly worship

    Ten ways to create worship sessions which help engage everyone in your congregation.

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    Dementia friendly communications

    Dementia friendly communications are the basis for meaningful, fruitful relationships.

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    Dementia friendly prayer

    Dementia friendly prayer is attentive and enables everyone to actively participate.

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation. Today, over 35 million people worldwide currently live with the condition and this number is expected to double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050 to 115 million. In the UK alone, it currently affects 800,000 people and that number is expected to double in the next 30 years.

Tackling Dementia has been a key priority for the current Government; in 2012 Prime Minister, David Cameron launched the Dementia Challenge – an ambitious programme designed to make a real difference to people with dementia and their carers. Livability is working alongside the Alzheimer’s Society help achieve greater community awareness by equipping members of churches and Christian organisations to become dementia friends

About the Dementia Friendly Churches initiative

Livability is part of the Dementia Action Alliance, a national membership body comprising over 900 organisations committed to transforming the quality of life of people living with dementia in the UK and the millions of people who care for them.

Livability is also a member of the Civil Society and Voluntary Agencies Sub-group for the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge Committee.

If you would like to speak to us about dementia friendly churches, please do contact us at, or on 020 7452 2018.